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Published: 15 October 2014

384 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823262694

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The Reject

Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Irving Goh

A Fordham University Press Publication

Commonalities (FUP)

  • This is a remarkable and thrillingly original book. It, the author develops a novel answer to Nancy's question "Who comes after the subject?" in an innovative reading of contemporary French thought.
  • The author names this new figure of subjectivity the "autoreject," tracing turns in the familiar modern figure of the solitary or rejected man (e.g., Dostoevsky's Unground Man) through a rejection of the self that can provide the basis for ethical practice.
  • The author follows out the important implications of his theory for friendship and community, religion and the post-secular, and questions of politics and of the animal.